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bungee jumping. the groom looking pretty relieved finding out he wasn't jump off the cliff with a rope attached to his ankle. >> we appreciate you joining us. "fox & friends" starts right now. bye. good morning. it is wednesday, november 19. i'm elisabeth hasselbeck. we begin with a fox news alert. three americans murdered by armed terrorists while praying. so what does the president of the united states have to say about it? >> support for both palestinians and israelis to try to work together to lower tensions. >> so much for talking tough on terror. what should the president have said? we report, you decide. >> meanwhile, this obamacare architect made nearly $6 million off the government. but one state says not so fast, mr. gruber. they're meeting this morning to terminate dr. gruber's contract.
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we'll give you the latest on that. >> baby, it sure is cold outside. ♪ i really ♪ can't say ♪ baby ♪ it's cold outside >> simon has concluded that is the best video of the day all day. pop stars giving a cleaned up version of the christmas classic for kids. thanks to earth for making it cold and so very appropriate. mornings are better with friends. >> hey, this is george lopez and i'm watching "fox & friends." it's the best show on tv and the only reason to have cable. >> george lopez is in syndication on cable. how magnanimous. >> exactly. >> tells you you should be watching tv because it is so bitterly cold across so much of the country. why go outside. on 6th avenue right now there is one guy. one guy. >> someone hug him. he must be freezing. >> he is freezing. >> if you're anywhere
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around him, give him an embrace. >> we're going to keep it cozy here on the curvy couch. we're going to turn to a fox news alert for you. the death toll rising in that savage synagogue attack in jerusalem. five people killed, one policeman and four worshipers including three americans. the dead now laid to rest. we're live in washington as the israelis unveil a harsh response. >> the promise of that, quote, harsh response from the israelis is certainly a noticeable uptick in the rhetoric and a threat they are sure to follow through on. within hours of the killing, the prime minister ordered security services to demolish the home of those palestinian attackers. the killing yesterday morning at a jerusalem synagogue with meat cleavers is the latest but perhaps most brutal in a recent wave of attacks and
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counterattacks in jerusalem. among the dead, three american citizens who were there at the synagogue for morning prayers. the israelis face an uphill battle trying to stop lone wolf style attacks in jerusalem as the perpetrators are from east jerusalem with residency permits that allow them to travel anywhere in the jewish state. >> i think that the prime minister will do what he has to do to restore security in our nation's capital. this is a savage murder at a synagogue in our capital. imagine that people went in with meat cleavers and guns into a church in washington, d.c. and started hacking people to death. and then you saw people dancing in the streets. what type of action would america take? the prime minister is going to do what he has to do to protect israel's citizens. >> that reference by the israeli ambassador to the united states was about reports that palestinians were dancing in the streets to celebrate the murders. the israelis say the
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president should be held responsible. the palestinians for their part condemn the attack but blame israel for creating a climate of hostility that centers around the holy site which is also home to a muslim mosque, israel's third holiest site. >> in addition to dancing in the streets, there are reports that the palestinians were handing out candy. >> i watched it. >> one of the mosque leaders said the slaughter was an heroic act. there is the dancing in the street, handing out the candy they were so happy they were able to go in there and kill so many people. >> as disturbing as it is when you look at the video when you see the ground soaked in red and then you see people celebrating handing out snacks, cookies in the streets there, understandably so why benjamin netanyahu is calling for world leaders to speak outrage. this from our president of
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the united states sound like outrage to you? >> this is not the first loss of life we have seen in recent months. too many israelis have died. too many palestinians have died. and at this difficult time i think it's important for both palestinians and israelis to try to work together to lower tensions and to -- >> they've got to bulldoze the house of the assailants. that's what they've done before and it's been effective. if you're going slaughter people with axes and meat cleavers while they worship in a synagogue, i think that's the least you can be upset about. the president did go on to say there is no justification for attacks against innocent civilians. can we add to the fact that one was a rabbi from brooklyn and the other a long-term resident from kansas city. >> but did that sound as though he was fired up about the situation? that he was outraged? i think that is why everybody is begging for a cry here, sound like this is upsetting, not just another day in the office of terror and a blood bath in a home of worship where
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right now our own sniped -- nypd are in high alert in places across the city and across the state. >> what does our president do after that act of butchery there at the synagogue? he says both sides, both sides need to work on it. mark teason who worked for president bush says we need condemnation. >> if they took knives and butchered american citizens, doesn't matter whether it happened in israel or iraq. and could you imagine if beheadings the leader said we need to lower tensions. this is a terrorist attack. we don't need moral equivalence. we need condemnation from the president of the united states. >> absolutely. there has been condemnation by both democrats and republicans actually of jonathan gruber, the m.i.t. professor who it has been
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revealed, when they were crafting the affordable care act said the only way they are going to get it through is because people are stupid and they forget a lot of stuff. now the white house josh earnest says that is no big deal. it is really only republicans that care about this. listen to him. >> the fact of the matter is i do think that people are understandably pretty tired of relitigating all the political fights from 2009 and 2010 as it relates to the affordable care act. there are some republicans, however, who do seek to fan the flames of those political arguments because they think it is politically advantageous for them to do so. my suspicion is they do so because it is easier to talk about six- and eight-year-old videos than it is to talk about how smoothly the opening of the second enrollment period has gone so far: >> that is josh earnest taking a question from jonathan carl. he says the g.o.p. wants to
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relitigate this boring argument. yeah, it is boring. it did go on forever. the problem is every single thing jonathan brought up, lack of transparency, labored language, duping the c.b.o., the stupidity of the american people, to me, here's my analogy and maybe i'm too caught up in boxing. to me, if you fight somebody, it goes 12 rounds, goes to the judges and they give it to the other guy and you find out later there is plaster of paris in the guy's knuckle and that's the reason why you lost. >> the american people, many of whom are democrats, who supported obamacare have egg on their faces. they are sitting there without that $2,500 in their pocket, without the doctor they were promised, without the plan they were promised they could keep and the world is at a disadvantage as we move forward with this obamacare stream. it is hard to believe those
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ingredients of deceit were involved. >> keep in mind while democrats are running away from mr. gruber, mr. gruber was brought in because he was the architect of the plan in massachusetts. that's what brought him here. >> the computer program. >> the algorhythms and stuff like that. for that, various government agencies paid him close to $6 million. vermont is not going to stand for it. they want to claw that money back because it was based on deceit. listen to this. >> we are having a caucus in my senate tomorrow morning to have a conversation about this. i don't know what the results of that will be. three of my colleagues in the house have sent a letter to the governor asking that he terminate the contract immediately. one other senator, senator kevin mullen and i, we joined publicly to ask the contract be terminated. >> steve, building on your point -- that is a good job by vermont. building on your point, when he bragged, it was a big secret about romney care was ted kennedy was able to essentially bilk
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the federal government for hundreds of millions of dollars enabling romney care to look like a well functioning machine and that small machine was made into the national machine, he was bragging about that. >> we're going to turn to heather nauert who joins us. a lot going on this morning. >> let's start out in washington this morning and call it a hail mary. the keystone pipeline crumbling on the senate floor losing by just one vote. this is considered a crushing political blow to louisiana senator mary landrieu who has been locked in a tight run-off to keep her louisiana senate seat. the proposed pipeline was seen as a hail mary for her. >> i came here 18 years ago fighting to get here, fighting to stay here. and i'm going to fight for the people of my state until the day that i leave. i hope that will not be soon. >> the vote is not without some protesters. police arresting nine people. a brand-new report just out finds gun sales are
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skyrocketing in ferguson, missouri. this as we await the grand jury's decision on whether or not to indict the police officer who shot michael brown. at least one gun store reporting sales more than doubled selling on average 50 guns each day. in the meantime the governor of missouri, jay nixon, swearing in 16 people to sit down on what they're calling a ferguson commission. that group will study the issues raised by brown's death. a second french national has just been identified in the video of isis terrorists beheading american peter kassig. french president hollande confirming that news saying vigilance will be needed to keep more french men from joining the isis fight. the president's executive order on immigration could come today. the white house is huddling with activist groups trying to temper expectations for what that plan will include. one democrat making her agenda very clear. listen. >> this is not amnesty.
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this is prioritization. this is saving money. this is keeping families together. i'm excited about the courage of this president. i look forward to america finally understanding the gift that you are given. let us not be a selfish nation. let us be a generous nation. >> okay. those are your headlines. you're selfish if you don't support the president's immigration plan. >> a former gitmo detainee now a recruiter for isis. >> we confronted the v.a. about the ridiculously long waiting lines. now a month later pete hegseth is here with the new numbers. ♪ ♪ ♪ (receptionist) gunderman group. gunderman group is growing.
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get an appointment. so has anything really changed over the past several months even though we have a new guy in charge? pete hegseth joins us right now whose nonprofit organization deals with this. pete, when you talk to your guys, when you do your research has anything improved? >> nothing's changed. a lot of rhetorical changes. a lot of saying what they're going to do. but if you live in jacksonville, florida, you're waiting 77 days for a primary care appointment. not a specialty. i feel sick, i want to be seen by the v.a. stand by for two and a half months before we can see you. for the listening public that is a mind-blowing number. if you're in p.a., you're waiting six months for a specialty appointment. you will accept the appointment when we give it to you, no other options. >> that's the fear of obamacare. the v.a. is saying is that what we're in for. we know there are thousands of doctors that need to be hired. we have not been able to do
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that. we know bob mcdonald is the guy in charge and said if i had my druthers i would fire thousands but because these are government workers i can actually get rid of 35. >> they're talking about disciplining thousands. what does discipline mean? it could mean shuffling to another well-paid government job. we haven't yet gotten reaccountability. two people have been fired. the director of the phoenix v.a., phoenix is where it started, still on paid administrative leave. paid vacation on our dime over 200 days. yet no justice, no accountability for someone who is hiding wait times while veterans died. >> on the average for new patients, they say these numbers, 64 facilities waited over 60 plus days for new patients seeking a specialist ten facilities waited over thee months. in one westmoreland, pennsylvania clinic, 174 days, nearly six months for a specialty appointment. >> that last bullet was mental health.
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let's say you're dealing with post traumatic stress or something and you ask for an appointment, i know you're dealing with things right now. we'll see new two months. two months for a mental health appointment. >> and we know the suicide rate is tragic for people coming back serving over the last 13 years. pete, you're going to come back later at the top of the hour and discuss this. but you believe it is about the incentive structure? >> it is about the incentives. this is no incentive to be more efficient and treat veterans like customers. this is a bureaucracy. we're nameless. we are numbers. it's not about a shortage of doctors. there's plenty of doctors. the v.a. doesn't track how many doctors they have in many places a new story came out. this is not about doctors. this is about efficiency and incentive which is why government run health care does not work. >> secretary mcdonald who is an expert said the first thing he would do is restructure that and get a new incentive plan. coming up, decisions making a lot of headlines this morning. adrian peterson suspended without pay for his lack of
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>> welcome back. we have two quick headlines for you now. a former gitmo detainee now the point man for isis.
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fox news confirming 53-year-old al qaeda veteran known as muslim dust is a major recruiter for isis. he was released from gitmo to afghanistann 2005. his files predicted he would not be a threat citing his poor health. he's one of the 20 to 30 gitmo detainees who have joined isis thus far. super mom to the rescue. a dutch mom infiltrates an isis stronghold in syria in order to get her daughter back. ignoring advice from authorities she dressed in a burka to blend in and met her daughter in a rendezvous spot. look at that. steve? >> thank you elisabeth. a convicted terrorist and killer one step closer to being rehired as a professor at the university of illinois. james kilgore was a -- was convicted of killing a mother of four during a bank robbery in 1975. he taught at the university four years ago but was let
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go when his criminal past was reeiveld. -- was revealed. now board members reversed course clearing the way for him to teach again. our next guest is fighting back. she is an illinois state representative and u.s. army vet and joins us live from springfield, illinois. good morning. >> good morning. >> who is this guy? >> well, he apparently isn't somebody i think should be teaching our youth at the university of illinois. the university that my son graduated from in may and where i gave him his commissioning oath to protect and defend the united states against all enemies foreign and domestic, and actually james kilgore is a domestic terrorist. but he's worse than that. he's sun -- somebody who hid for 26 years, he was found, captured and extradited and then, only then did he serve his time for his crime. >> we're looking at part of
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his rap sheet. this is extraordinary. how did this guy get hired in the first place? >> well, his wife works at the university. he apparently is an expert in african studies, which i think that is going to happen when you hide out in africa for 26 years. you're going to be an expert in something. it doesn't mean that the taxpayers should hire you. he was hired under false pretenses. he got his degree under false pretenses meaning that he had an assumed name. everything about this guy is fiction. >> absolutely. he got the job through trickery, and then when they found out about his past and he's a terrorist working at the university, they terminated his contract. but now they have had a meeting apparently and they are about to rehire him? is that right? >> he has been cleared for rehire. so an individual department could actually go ahead and contract with him as an adjunct professor and teach a particular class, whether
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it's art or african studies, he would be free to teach it at this point. and i think it's terrible. i don't want one single taxpayer dime to go to this guy in any way. i think that, you know, there's just some crimes that you've committed throughout your life that there's no way that we should be providing you with any sort of support after that. you go make your way in your own field. >> here is the statement from the university of illinois regarding this guy. quote, the committee does not support a blanket or a permanent exclusion of employment for mr. kilgore. he has been a successful employee and has contributed to the scholarly and educational mission of the campus. that's what they said, the university board. it's also there in illinois that bill ayers also is on a faculty as well. he's a terrorist. that's clear. they've got a convicted murderer. there's bill ayers' picture. now the university of illinois is set to rehire this convicted terrorist and murderer. if i had kids going there,
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first of all, i wouldn't want them going there, but certainly i wouldn't ever want them in that guy's class. >> you know, the university of illinois is a fine institution, and my son graduated from the electrical engineering program. it's a fabulous institution. and when you do things like this, you diminish the respect of that institution i think worldwide. this defies all sorts of common sense. they can say whatever they want about he served his time. the truth is that he called his crime political offenses. he sees himself as a political offender and that's not true. he's a terrorist. >> he is a terrorist. he would not qualify, you said earlier, to drive an uber cab and yet is set to go back to the university. we thank you very much for telling us your point of view regarding this guy who is going back to work for the university. thank you, ma'am. >> thank you. >> what do you think about that folks out in tv land? e-mail us, tweet us, facebook us.
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i got a feeling you're not going to like it. coming up, how bad is obamacare? renowned liberal lawyer -- that guy right there -- just signed on with republicans to sue the president. that's right. in the country illegally? here's a driver's license. the newest wave of illegal aliens could be coming to a d.m.v. near you to make the line longer. first happy birthday to music star billy curlington. he's got 41 candles on the curlington cake. ♪ ♪
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heads up camera crew. i'm about to read the script. we sent maria molina out to buffalo to report on the snow and cold grip in the country. it turns out it was cold and it was snowing. look what happened. >> that's right. you can't see her, but maria is actually inside
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that car as she tries to get back to her hotel yesterday. but it took a lot longer than it should have. she got stuck three times. the weather commission that bad. maria molina now joining us she's outside of the car and it stopped snowing. it was a blizzard up there yesterday. >> what happened? >> it was insane. originally we were planning on being live in lackawana, new york, a suburb to the south of buffalo. we were ready on location. we spent the night and then early in the morning yesterday our truck unfortunately got stuck and they were towed to this location here in pembro that's 0 or 20 miles or so east of our location, the hotel area in buffalo. this is where we had to go live from. you can see here a lot of snow. they picked up about 30 inches here. where our hotel is located they potentially had seen the most snow ever in a 24-hour period that's been
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recorded. that would be a significant record. right now that's 76 inches and there are reports that that's how much snow they got. we were stuck three times yesterday. local people helped us out. fortunately my fiancee was even here chasing lake-effect snow and he helped us out to get us out. three times we got stuck. we saw people going by us quickly on snowmobiles. that is the best mode of transportation in situations like this. >> maria, you're from miami. maybe you just didn't know how to drive in the snow and the ice. >> no. >> maria, what should peep have in their cars right now? >> people really need to have a shovel. they need to have equipment. and also gear to be able to stay warm. that's also very important because some people we heard have been stuck in their vehicles. they also need some food, some water, blankets to keep warm and also to of course keep in mind very important safety tips where you have to make sure that your car exhaust pipe in the back of car is open if
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you're stuck in the vehicle and trying to keep warm and trying to keep the car running. we did speak to someone in buffalo, new york. you mentioned i'm from miami and maybe i don't know how to drive in the snow but even this guy told us it was a lot of snow. take a listen. >> i lived in buffalo my whole life, blizzard of 77, october storm, and i've never seen it snow this hard for so long. never. >> incredible. again, we mentioned about 76 inches of snow picked up in some locations out there across south buffalo. you can see behind me, this is the lot where our truck is stuck. other trucks are also stuck out here. just such a mess on the roads. impassable. we saw extreme conditions, went over 45 miles per hour, whiteout conditions, lightning, thunder. i have never seen anything like this and i didn't know it was possible to be looking at that much snow
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to be coming down that quickly. think about it, 76 inches of snow in 24 hours. that's just incredible. >> that's lackawana, six feet. >> that's taller than i am. >> maria, you're never doing that again; am i right? >> i love weather. i feel bad for everyone out here. this is a big mess. but i do love weather, and i'm really glad to be here and to be able to cover it. >> we're glad you're okay and we're also glad you're with your fiancee. maybe you guys are singing "baby it's cold outside." >> what are you referring to, elisabeth? are you referring to a new album? >> i am. michael buble, bringing christmas back to the kids. the cleaned up version of the christmas classic i just mentioned "baby it's cold outside." what do you think about this approach? take a listen. ♪ i really
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♪ can't stay ♪ baby it's cold ♪ outside ♪ ♪ >> how cute is that? of course that's what they look like in real life. but when you put their voices into little kids, it sounds like the other thing, which is absolutely adorable. what do you think about that video? give us an e-mail. send it to friends@foxnews.com. you can facebook us or you can tweet us. >> maybe you find this adorable or maybe you find kids shouldn't be dancing on screen. they should be in school studying. >> or maybe you're disturbed by adult voices coming out of kids' bodies. >> should kids be allowed to sing and dance. >> we wouldn't have shirley temple. >> that's right.
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and where is she now? >> brian, you're bah humbug already? >> there's two sides to every issue. >> i've got some headlines to bring you. speaking of kids, let's start in washington. the n.s.a. can keep on listening to your phone calls. the senate just blocking a bill that would have ended bulk collection of american phone records. the vote is considered a blow to president obama's proposal to rein in domestic surveillance. if it is passed, the legislation would have required the n.s.a. to have gotten a court order each time it analyzes records in a terrorism case. renowned liberal lawyer has been hired by republicans as their head counsel in a lawsuit that opposes the way president obama implemented obamacare. republicans say the president acted without congressional authority in delaying the employer mandate. the republicans' new lawyer jonathan turley voted for the president but has been very vocal about the law's
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flaws. nfl star adrian peterson benched for the rest of the season, suspended without pay for the remainder of the 2014 season. the nfl will not consider bringing him back until april of next year. he recently took a plea deal after he was charged with child abuse. some on social media are wondering if his punishment is fair. we've got tweets in. michelle tweeted nfl and goodell trying to make up for the ray rice mess. believe peterson has done his time, understands what he has done. play him. out in california some guilt at the pump. berkeley city council in california may slap stickers on gas pumps that warn consumers that burning fuel contributes to global warming. proponents of the sticker hope it will motivate people to drive less. the oil companies say they will sue. they say it violates the first amendment. a decision is expected early next year. what do you think of that? those are your headlines.
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>> i suppose that is to entice you into using an electric car. >> or riding your bike. >> with the electric cars, the electricity comes from coal fired plants. >> that's that one little issue. heather, thank you. >> always something. >> coming up straight ahead, have you ever gotten a phone call like this? >> [inaudible] i guarantee you, i will wake up every neighbor in your entire [bleep] building. >> you're not alone. this morning, a major debt collection scam busted. what you need to know before you pick up the phone and pay what they demand. >> not to miss. in the country illegally? here's a driver's license for you. the newest wave the illegal aliens could be coming to a d.m.v. near you on your dime and your time. ♪ ♪ when i crave a smoke ♪
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and a free 30-tablet trial. he already paid for the roads. now you're going to pay for illegal immigrants to drive on them. starting in january california is expanding d.m.v. hours to accommodate the nearly 1.4 million illegals seeking driver's licenses. the price tag estimated to top $141 million. take a look at that lump sum. here to react from the center of immigration studies, john seeries joins us now. let's talk about first how many people are going to be walking in and granted this type of license? do you know? >> we really don't know. california d.m.v. is saying it is going to be about 1.4 million illegal immigrants over the next three or four years. what we know is california is already home to about three to four million illegal immigrants. once this goes into effect
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on january 1, it's very likely we'll see more illegal immigrants relocate to a state from other states and more illegal immigrants come into the country to take advantage of this. >> interesting point you're making there. is there a difference between the license of someone who is here legally, citizenship would walk in and get and someone who is illegal would get. do you have a visual we can look at and decipher? >> there is a difference. under federal law it has to say not for federal purposes on the front of the i.d. one of the things illegal immigrant advocates have been pushing for is to make the licenses as similar as possible. you see on your screen there -- >> i'm not seeing a huge difference there. >> not a huge difference. but that's better than what was originally proposed which would have only been a small 6 point font letter change from d.l., meaning driver's license to d.p.
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meaning driver's permit. it was so discreet that the obama administration had to step in. >> let's look at the cost, $141 million. break that down for us. how much is the training going to cost? can the d.m.v. handle an influx of 1.4 million illegal immigrants coming in to get a license? >> we don't know. what we know is this d.m.v. is bending over backwards. they are extending office hours, something they have never done for american citizens. they are setting up the appointment date 09 days in advance. 90 days in advance. i got an e-mail last night from the california d.m.v. alerting me to an opening happening today, at one d.m.v. office they have 150 employees. this is a huge cost that california taxpayers are going to have to bear as a result of illegal immigration. >> are you saying there will not be many denied
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this type of license? >> yeah, that's the other way the california d.m.v. is bending over backwards. what you can provide is a a mexico government issued i.d. card. it is very easy to come by. any mexican illegal alien can get one. a very low standard of security. even if you don't have that, the california d.m.v. has come up with a secondary process where you can interview with a d.m.v. official and plead as to who you are and you'll probably wind up getting one. europeani don't see very many people denied a license. >> this becomes more of not just d.m.v. i'm going to wait in line longer. it seems like a national security issue, no? >> it very much could be because the cincinnati -- because the standard of prove they are relying on is this matricular. these mexican i.d. cards are said not to be
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reliable. no security data officials have access to. the mexican government is trying to explain they are very high security cards but the fact is there is no data base. u.s. officials can't double check them. it's really a process that's going to keep illegal aliens in the country. it is sort of a state level amnesty we're talking about here. >> it seems like it is in full speed. jon, we want to thank you for being here this morning with all this information. take care. let us know what you think about that. now this, have you ever gotten a phone call that sounded like this? >> if you're accusing me of [inaudible] i guarantee you i will wake up every neighbor in your entire [bleep] billing. >> wow. you are not alone. this morning a major debt collection scam is busted. what you need to know before you pick up the phone today. plus, they are some of the hottest new cars out there that have never been seen until now. we are live from the los angeles auto show next.
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we're for net neutrality protection. now, here's some news you may find even more surprising. we're comcast. the only isp legally bound by full net neutrality rules. time for news by the numbers. 6,000. that's how many victims were scammed out of more than $4 million over five years. part of a debt collecting scam hitting all 50 states. 6,000 victims. 21. our personal freedom ranking here in the united states. we're 21st. it's part of a new study outlining how americans feel about their personal freedoms. we have now slipped behind france. >> how could that be? they're socialist? >> finally, eight. that's how many stories tall a brand-new billboard in times
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square stands. the tv screen also takes up an entire city block and is as wide as a football field. i would imagine the advertising there is going to be crazy. >> i like it straight ahead because that's the fox one. >> that's where we're going right now. they've never been seen on the road before until now. brand-new cars and concepts being unveiled for the first time this morning. doug browner, the car czar, live from los angeles auto show. hey, doug. are you excited? are you tingling? >> i'm always tingling. so good to see you. yeah. elisabeth great to see you. welcome back. >> thanks. >> i got some cars you'll be interested in. you're welcome. let's get out of the way. this is the all new sonata. why is it of interest? hyundai says they're offering a freedom of choice, for the first time, offering a android auto.
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allow you to search, text, all by using your voice. apple car play. then they have blue link onboard. this thing is really, freedom of choice. by the way, when you plug your phone in to interact with it, it disconnects and disables your phone. so super safe as opposed to working with your phone. all represented. it will be available and -- check this out. ford explorer. pretty good looking, i think. the 2016. it has side sensors. you ever hit curbs? i'm a big curb hitter. >> elisabeth does. >> that has monitors in it. look at that. you don't even have to drive it. it parks itself. 31 grand. 2016. i love it. it really looks good. no, it's not a bentley. it's the new chrysler 300. it's true! all wheel drive, really good gas mileage. under 32 grand, you guys. that's a lot of car. fourth quarter of next year. best in class mpg's by the way.
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for a chrysler, eminem is not included. let's go to 2016 -- i don't even know who that is. volvo, xc 90. let's look at this. i like it a lot. this is a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. twin engine, seven seater. you know i have a lot of kids, so i got to back them in. under 50 grand. >> doug? >> i'm sorry? >> is this a real third row car? >> yeah. >> good. >> there it is. >> that's a sharp car. i like it. >> talk about a concept. did you ask if it was online? >> i did. >> okay. yes. it can -- there is no question. >> all right. take a look at this. what do you think? just a concept, steve. the design, by a sprinter's body. the very body that i'll never have.
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i don't even know what that is, but it's good looking. a concept. the thing that's cool about this for mitsubishi. if the power goes out on your house, you can plug it in, it will power your house. i'm not kidding you. solar panels on the roof. cadillac acsv. 455 horsepower. available in the spring. that mitsubishi has solar panels on the roof, that's from cadillac. they're the one. i will ask you, what was your favorite, if you had to pick one? >> i like the xc 90. we used to have one. it looks pretty sharp. >> it did to me. i kind of like the explorer and the curb control. and all the new tech. >> yeah. i love a new truck. i don't know if you saw in the video when you back it up, it sort of parks itself. we're live in los angeles. back to you. >> thank you very much. >> i'm waiting for the new vega. >> could be a wait. coming up on this wednesday, this story had you outraged. school district dumping christmas and easter from the
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calendar. that's not sitting well with this guy. we're talking about chuck norris. he's firing back at political correctness.
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good morning. it is wednesday, november 19. i'm elisabeth hasselbeck. the obamacare architect claims sound americans passed the bill. but now the white house has a whole new spin. >> there are some republicans, however, who do seek to fan the flames of old political arguments because they think it is politically advantageous for them to do so. >> oh, boy. that's not all. he has even more to say. more of that fallout straight ahead for you. and we went out to confront the v.a. about their ridiculously long wait times. >> it takes a long time. i haven't even received any money or anything for ptsd. i'm still dealing with that. >> how long have you been waiting, sir?
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>> two years. >> wow. months later, has anything changed to help our vets? captain pete hegseth joins us live with the shocking new numbers. that's straight ahead. plus, the sexiest man alive is hiding behind that people magazine logo. ho is it? we'll have him take it off straight ahead. >> thinking lou dobbs. >> was he up for it this year? >> yep. >> mornings are better with dobs. >> i'm clint walker and you're watching "fox & friends." i'm one of them. >> thank you for joining us on this hour. a fox news alert now. the death toll is rising. that sin gag attack in jerusalem, five people killed. one policeman and four worshipers, including three americans. the dead are now laid to rest. conner powell is live in jerusalem with the very latest.
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good morning to you, conner. this was devastating to see. what can you tell us this morning? >> reporter: good morning. that death toll has risen to five. a police officer who was one of the first responders on the scene at that synagogue attacked yesterday died as a result of wounds he suffered in a shootout with those attackers yesterday. he died late last night. he has been buried here in jerusalem, along with the four other rabbis, three americans, one brit. they've all been buried here in jerusalem. this was the city's deadliest attack in years and the jerusalem has really seen a burst of violence here in recent weeks. in large part over the dispute over religious sites in the old city. now in an effort to prevent future attacks, police have been deployed around the city. we're getting reports of some protests and riots in the east jerusalem parts of the city as well. >> units will continue to work and find potential terrorists and prevent future terrorists from attacks from taking place
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in jerusalem with emphasis on jerusalem. >> reporter: israeli prime minister netanyahu today, or yesterday promised a harsh retaliation for the attacks not only yesterday, but all the previous ones. he's order the homes of the two palestinian men responsible for the synagogue murders yesterday to be destroyed. that is yet to take place. but israeli troops did destroy the homes of palestinian man who killed a woman and a baby last month with his car. this is a controversial punishment, but one that the israeli authorities haven't used in about a decade or so. but they are using it now. in large part because israeli security officials say these are individually planned attacks. there is no grand campaign behind these. so it's a lot tough tore prevent. they're hoping by going after these homes, they can sort of dissuade anybody from attacking because of the damage that will be done to their families as well. elisabeth. >> we thank you for joining us this morning. again, hard to swallow those images that we have seen through the night and those of celebrations -- >> dancing in the streets, the
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palestinians. let's move on. obamacare, we have been talking over the last week or so about how this dr. jonathan gruber from m.i.t. has revealed that it was all pretty much a scam. they pulled the wool over our eyes to make sure it would get passed. now because the white house is faced with the unpleasant truth that he was part of the team that put it together and in fact, the "new york times" reported that and white house officials have said he was the man, now josh earnest is trying to divert. listen. >> the fact of the matter is, i do think that people are understandably pretty tired of relitigating all the political fights from 2009 and 2010 as it relates to the affordable care act and there are some republicans, however, who do seek to fan the flames of those old political arguments because they think it is policecally advantageous for them to do so. my suspicion is that they do so because it's easier to talk about six and eight-year-old videos than it is to talk about
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how smoothly the opening of the second open enrollment period has gone so far. >> and he's right. the second period of theñi enrollment has gotten better. they spent millions upon millions to get it right and it is better one year later. however, he is skating over the point that it wasn't ed henry that asked that question. it was jonathon karl that asked that question. and he's also scanning over the point that every single point that jonathan gruber brought up was one of the main points of argument that detractors of obamacare brought up and were wondering about. is it true the cbo actually says we're going to save money? is it true that the language was so complicated, it was impossible to understand? is it true that they used lack of transparency to their advantage? yes, yes, yes, and yes. let's add some salt in the wound. let's focus on the stupidity of the american people and their inability to remember problems with the web site from a year ago. >> right. better for whom, is a question so many people are asking and feeling. so many people who are promised they could have their doctor, keep their plan and promised
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$2,500 that every family was going to get is certainly not the case and many of whom are democrats. there was one person, pete hegseth, who came here and said if we want to know what it's like for the government to run health care, just take a look, a close look at the v.a. so we actually sent him down to the v.a. in may of 2014. >> when it was revealed about the very long wait times. >> huge scandal about wait times. this is what he discovered. >> there have been times that i've waited two days. >> sometimes it isn't a lack of personnel. it's that the personnel there don't have a sense of urgency. >> absolutely. either you're a number or you are a diagnosis. >> do you feel like the president cares about this scandal at v.a.? >> negative. >> so the issue is not the care. the issue is the wait time and the barriers to that care? >> yeah, exactly. it takes a long time. i haven't even received any money or anything for ptsd, you know. i'm still dealing with that. >> how long have you been waiting, sir? >> two years.
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>> oh, man. so that was six months ago. he joins us live right now. clearly the administration knew that was an embarrassment. they have fixed things now, haven't they? >> they most certainly have not. veterans, we replayed the points about gruber. that's a single payer government run top down health care. there is defacto rationing because veterans have to wait so long, so they leave the system and don't try. we were talk being this earlier. imagine if you had to schedule a primary care appointment and wait two months to just be seen. >> is that happening? >> it happens on average. many facilities. in fact, over 10% of veterans wait over 30 days just for a primary care appointment. imagine you're sick and you need help. delayed care is denied care. it leads to death. that's why what the doctors who blew the whistle blower in phoenix were so important they said these delays are being covered up. >> here is the thing, they say if you know one v.a. center, you only know one v.a. center. so you might be happy in orlando or tampa. but if you're in pennsylvania or
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waiting an average 174 days. why is that so modular? why can't they get a handle on this? >> it is modular. when we did baltimore, we chose it because it was a run of the mill. it wasn't particularly bad or good. but we heard time and time again how poor it is. there are islands of mediocrity. each one of them has their own systems. totally inefficient. in the private sector, there is incentives for doctors to see a certain number of patients because of the financial benefit. at the v.a. there isn't that. it's not a shortage of doctors a loft times, it's the number of veterans they're seeing. the incentive don't change that. if no one is held accountable -- >> which we have seen. >> if you didn't have good ratings, you wouldn't fight to do better. >> there would be other people on the couch. >> correct. that's the right incentive for to you do your job right. that does in the exist at the v.a. >> no transparency as well. >> that's right. >> you know why it's not going to get fixed any time soon? this is not an election year
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now. >> that's right. that's what we're fighting to change. at cba, we're pounding the drum. we leased a task force with bill frist and other folks to do systemic reform of the department of veterans affairs. you can nip around the margins of the failed bureaucracy. you have to give veterans real choice and empower them. the jonathan gruber, the most offensive part is he thinks we're all stupid. he would also think veterans are too stupid to choose what kind of care they want. why can't they choose their air? it's a basic principle that everyone understands. but the bureaucracy wants to keep them inside the walls. >> go to your local doctor. >> why not? >> 'cause the veteran should be able to choose. >> we choose you. job well done. thank you. >> thank you. joining us now with the headlines, we got heather. >> good morning to you. got some news out of washington this morning. it is being called a fail mary. being defeated by one vote. this is considered a crushing
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blow to the louisiana senator mary landrieu who blocked in a tight runoff to keep seat. the proposed pipeline was seen as bit of a hail mary for her. >> came here 18 years ago fighting to get here. fighting to stay here. i'm going to fight for the people of my state until the day that i leave. i hope that will not be soon. >> that vote not without some environmental protesters there. they say it will create global warming. the activists were forced to wear down coats to brave the 30-degree temperature. sources say the president executive order on immigration will come today. the white house is already reportedly meeting with activist groups to temper expectations for what that plan could include. but one democrat is making her agenda very clear. listen to this. >> this is not amnesty. this is prioritization. this is saving money. this is keeping families together. i'm excited about the courage of this president. i look forward to america
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finally understanding the gifts that you were given. let us not be a selfish nation. let us be a generous nation. >> reports indicate that the one thing that the president could do is dramatically expand his deferred action program that would allow more parents of legal kids to avoid being deported. the nsa is not hanging up on your phone calls. vote is considered a blow to the president's proposal to rein in domestic surveillance. if it is passed, the legislation would have required the nsa to get a court order each time it analyzes records in a terrorism case. ladies, something to get hung up on. people magazine just named its newest sexiest man alive. >> are you chris helmsworth? >> yes. >> that is the star of "thor."
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unveiling himself last night on jimmy kimmel. >> is there anyone you would like to thank for this honor? >> my parents, i guess. putting this together. >> yeah. >> good genes have made him good looking. he's 31. a father of three. he says that award bought him a couple weeks of bragging rights with his honey. he is married. he's married with three kids. love that. >> and he gave credit where credit is due, his mom and dad. >> i believe that anyone who wins the job of thor should be a finalist. >> automatically. >> that was thor. all right, you're automatically in second. >> i like that, brian. >> super heros to the head of the line. 12 minutes after the top of the hour. thank you for joining us on this wednesday. coming up, these gang members allegedly kidnapped and murdered a police captain and now eric holder, our attorney general,
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apparently has taken the death penalty off the table for them even before the trial. a former cop and friend of the victim calls it a slap in the face. he joins us next. then a bad bus driver caught in the act, drinking a beer on the bus right before picking up kids for school? ♪ ♪
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place captain kevin quick was abducted and murdered earlier this year on his way to see his baby daughter. the four gang members accused of killing him go to trial in may, but attorney general eric holder has already taken the death penalty off the table. those closest to kevin call it a slap in the face and joining us now is former police officer rodney soulsby. he knew kevin for many years. he served 24 years protecting citizens. we thank you for joining us this morning. what can you tell us about that night he was murdered? >> a lot of the details as far as that night are in question and a lot of it can't be
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discussed obviously because the trial hasn't started. however, kevin was off-duty that night and it is believed ultimately that he was killed because he was a police officer. >> the individuals that are charged with his murder, part of a blood street gang known as 99 goon syndicate charged with his abduction and murder. when you heard that eric holder pretrial, which is set to take place in may, is taking the death penalty off the table, what was your reaction? >> i was honestly hoping that there was an explanation as to why, whether they had come to some sort of plea agreement or something of that sort. actually gave it through the weekend before i made a decision to speak out and question the decision. >> and loud you got about it and rightfully so, according to the family. i know you did speak with kevin's family. what did they have to say about this? >> they all are in disarray about it, as is the local community and the police
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department where kevin served. no one has been given an explanation as to why and everyone wants that answer. >> we tried to get to the bottom of that answer, too, and reached out to the doj. they have yet to return our call and request to discuss this, which is disturbing. you think about this little baby girl he was going to visit. i believe she's probably close to one. it would make sense time wise now. what does this say to her as she grows to know that this option was taken off the table for those charged with this incident. and what message does this send to those who may try to strike an officer again? >> i think it's a slap in the face to the entire law enforcement community. you spend most of your life working overtime and spending time away from your family to make sure everyone else that works the average job in society is safe and something like this happens as in kevin's case when he's off-duty trying to spend
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time with his family. and the local community, of course, with their outpouring of support and their support with the waynesboro police department, gave the justice department their chance to make this right and to try and uphold law and the trial hasn't even started yet, taken the death penalty off the table seems unjust and seems unfair. right now it seems like the worst penalty these four can face is warm bed every day, three meals and cable tv for the rest of their life. >> disturbing to think of that. rodney, we want to thank you for joining us. we are sorry for your loss. our hearts go out to the family. we will stay on this. perhaps the department of justice heard your battle cry. thanks. >> thank you. >> let us know what you think. coming up next, adrian peterson suspended without pay for his lack of remorse over child abuse charges. but as many of you are asking, did the nfl overreact? then are girls and country songs
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object feed? that's what kenny chesney think? clay walker and his wife coming live to discuss. we're glad they're here. ♪
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time for headlines on this wednesday morning. nfl star adrian peterson suspended without pay for at least the remainder of the season after being charged with child abuse. some on social media are wondering if his punishment is fair or foul. one says although i don't condone his o'clock, i believe the nfl is only suspending him so they won't lose anymore fans and limit the backlash. another tweeted, appropriate for his actions and correct timing after legal process. yikes. should let him go.
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new york city's biggest prison opening a special housing unit for transgender inmates. the new ward will hold 30 beds. prison officials say it's similar to units built for young adults and inmates with special needs. changes coming to vikers. >> thanks. country superstar kenny chesney has choice words for what he calls broke country music. he claimed when it comes to women, country songs, quote, objecthi the hell out of them. here to react, clay walker and his wife, jessica, join us now. we're going to start with that comment by kenny chesney. >> great. >> wow. >> we're glad to have you here. you came in holding hands. still holding hands now. what do you think of his comments? >> i wasn't there, but i know he said it obviously. great guy. i've known sendy since he started and we started about the same time. but i understand his perspective.
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however, my music always uplifts women. every new song on our new album called "she gets what she wants." >> did you write that? >> jessica walker's story. >> but nothing about wild child or women in cutoff shorts? >> our format needed to change. it was getting stagnant. i feel like the new music that is there, it's in rough form. but we're growing. we're gaining new fans and that's what you want to do as a business. we need our format to grow. i think that what kenny is referring to could be just some of the distasteful stuff that you see. it's over the top. i'm happy that it's growing and changing. i think it will refine very soon. >> not only are you a singer, you're also a tv host, trophy hunters, now season 3. you probably like it, it gets him out of the house a lot, right?
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>> he wants me with him all the time. but i say if i'm sitting with him, i would tell the deer to run. >> here he comes! >> run, bambi. this needs to be done. it's conservation. i love hosting "trophy hunters." i got to go elk hunting this year for the second year, bow hunting, and i did not get an elk. it's not easy. >> it's not. >> no. >> not even an idiot can do it. it's fun hosting the show. great family time. my son went this year. he's six years old. he's been hunt not guilty texas with me and just loves it. >> wow. >> it's a joy. >> i know has to be a joy to you. you brought joy in music to so many with 11 million albums sold. 11 number one hit singles and i know something that's incredibly important to you both is national care givers month, which we're celebrating right now and honoring those who take care. you were diagnosed with a form of ms. can you tell us your story? >> it's the most common. jess and i met here in new york city nine years ago and this
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week actually. when we first started dating, of course, she wanted to know what ms was. she googled it and researched it. we've been married seven years. and this month being care givers awareness month, we both like to speak about it. i can say that our partnership we've been able to speak about it a lot. it's psas. care giving is not easy. >> how has it been on you? >> it's hard for hi to think of myself as a care giver sometimes. i like to call it a care partner where i'm doing my part and he's doing his part and together we can walk this road together. >> she does her part a little better. i'm lazy. i hate to exercise. >> you need her. >> she makes sure i'm exercising three or four times a week, that i eat breakfast every morning and take my shots three times a week. she lays it out. every time i take my shots, she'll say, i love you. i love you. i love you. to be honest, having ms is not so bad with her around.
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>> that's nice of to you say. >> that's the mother of a three, six-year-old, four-year-old and a 17-month-old. >> and they're your kids. >> yes. >> important story. >> nice meeting you. >> thank you for joining us. straight ahead on our show today, this story has you outraged. a school district dumping christmas and easter from the calendar. that's not sitting well with chuck norris who is firing back at political correctness. >> then a bad bus driver, take a look at this, caught in the act drinking a beer while driving, right before picking up kids from school. ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ mary did you know that your baby boy ♪ ♪ would give life to a blind man ♪ ♪ mary did you know ♪ that your baby boy will come to -- ♪ ♪ did you know that your baby boy had walked where angels trod ♪ ♪ when you kiss your little baby ♪ ♪ you kiss the face of god >> it's your shot of the morning. you're listen to go a group called penatonic. their beautiful rendition of "mary did you know." the music video has gone viral. this morning many people on social media saying the song gave them goose bumps.
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>> i never heard it before. >> it's brand-new. last year they were on the show and did "little drummer boy." >> i heard that. we have not gotten proof there was a drummer there. correct? >> well, we're singing about it. >> and there have been tens of millions of people who downloaded that. that is a religion -- both of those are religious song, talk being christmas. and we told you the story last week about in montgomery county in maryland, what they have decided, muslim group said can you put one of our holidays on your school calendar? you got christian and jewish holidays. rather than include that, the school said, you know what? let's get rid of all of them and that got our friend, chuck norris, a little hot under the collar. and he wrote -- >> he's a lethal weapon. >> indeed. in town hall called newtering religious holidays, where he takes aim at them for doing that and he says r is our president? we haven't heard from the president on this. he's been quiet as a church
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mouse on this topic and other things religious interest. >> he goes as far as calling it animosity toward religion and this is more. he says, quote, that's not the america our founding fathers created for us. that's not unity and diversity. that's not education, but pipeline progressivism pumping out another indoctrination camp. >> the year was 1981. ronald reagan was the president that chuck norris had in mind. listen. >> at this special time of year, we all renew our sense of wonder in recalling the story of the first christmas in bethlehem nearly 2,000 years ago. some celebrate christmas as a birthday of a great and good philosopher and teacher. others of us believe in the divinity of the child born in bethlehem, that he was and is the promised prince of peace. tonight in millions of american homes, the glow of the christmas tree is a reflection of the love jesus taught us. like the shepherds and wise men of that first christmas, we
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americans have always tried to follow a higher light, a star, if you will. lonely camp fire vigils along the frontier, in the darkest days of the great depression, through war and peace, twin beacons of faith and freedom have brightened the american sky. at times our foot steps may have faltered, but trust not guilty god's help we've never lost our way. so let this holiday season be for us a time of rededication. christmas means so much because of one special child. >> wow. >> it gave me goose bumps. >> yeah. i actually remember that speech. chuck norris' point was, remember the time when american presidents weren't afraid to talk about traditional values as ronald reagan did back in 1981. >> such an honorable way. treasure to even listen to that. >> makes you warm. >> talk about a treasure, that's how i describe heather nauert. >> really? >> so do i. >> thank you. you're all gifts as well.
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>> thank you very much. right back at her. >> i do have troubling news to bring you. i hate to transition to something so disappointing. there is a form gitmo detainee considered the point man for isis. fox news confirm 53:00-year-old al-qaeda veteran known as muslim dust is a major recruiter for isis. he was released from gitmo to afghanistan back in 2005. his files predicted he would not be a threat fighting his poor health. he's just one of the 20 to 30 gitmo detainees who joined isis. this is a fight for faith. a new jersey teen-ager battling in court today to keep the words under god in the pledge of allegiance at her high school, in her district. the phrase is coming under fire from the american humanist association, saying it discriminates against atheists. samantha jones disagrees. >> the phrase one nation under god sums up the history and
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values that make our country great because it does acknowledge our rights don't come from the government, but from a higher power. we can't take away the basic human rights they did not create. >> a supreme court will hear those arguments today. the school is trying to get the case thrown out. late last night, the texas board of education failing to approve new history textbooks for millions of children. the books have been at the core of a debate over the last few months. among the complaints are the way the publishers talked about stereotypes about muslims. changes have now been made, but what has not been changed is what the tax says about religious influence on the founding of our country. listen. >> you don't need a ph.d. to know that moses is a part of our lawn government as far as the impact it's had in the united states. >> court votes again on friday to determine which books will be adopted. a bad bus driver caught in the act not just drinking beer on the bus, but also popping
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pills. this is while some school children were on the bus. this in the austin, texas area. the whole thing caught on camera. you can see the texas woman taking a big swig after popping some pills. kids telling their parents it was a bumpy ride. she hit a mailbox, a curb, and a tree branch. luckily the kids were not hurt. she was later fired and charged with a dui and leaving the scene of the crash. so there were about 30 kids, according to the local report. by the time police arrested her, the kids had all gotten off. really frightening for those parents. >> just would have been her word against the kids' word, except they have the video. >> yeah. >> scary stuff. thank you. meanwhile, currently here in new york city, the windchill, 12 degrees. the entire country feeling the deep freeze, but especially in upstate new york. take a look. maria molina and our crew got stuck in their cars. they tried to get back to their hotel. she has managed to escape from
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the vehicle and -- there was so much snow yesterday. you guys got stuck, right? >> yeah. there was so much snow that we're looking at possibly a record being set. so once it's official, we'll let you know. the national weather service is estimating that as much as 76 inches of snow fell in a 24 hour period. if that is set, that would be the record for the most snow picked up anywhere in the u.s. in a 24-hour period. we knew the forecast coming out here and we said, we have to be there to be able to report it. and i'm honestly still in a little shock in terms of everything that happened and what we saw. we saw semi trucks going off the road, swerving and just going into ditches on the highway. whiteout conditions were so bad that we couldn't see just a couple of feet in front of us. right now we're at the lot in pembroke, new york, where we were toed truck. our satellite is here and our crew. behind me, we have giant semi trucks and these trucks weren't
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even able to drive under those conditions and they've been camped out here. we've seen truck drivers at the gas station just hanging out, getting some food. over here the trucks are snow covered. i'm not really sure when they're going to be able to get out of here because we still have the highways that are closed. yesterday there were about 112 miles highway shut down because the conditions were so bad. cars were also stranded on highways. they're still there. we saw them early this morning as well. you can see back here we have several cars. i don't even know how these people are going to be able to find their cars. it's going to take several days for the clean-up efforts here to continue. by the way, we're still looking at additional feet of snow in the same region, in the buffalo area as we head into tonight and tomorrow. so those lake effect snow warnings are still posted. again, take a look at the scene back here. trucks just stranded out here. we've seen those cars continuing to just stay on the roads. we saw people on snowmobiles. that was really the best way to get around under these
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conditions. more snow forecast here, several feet and that's going to be a big issue for the buffalo area to continue cleaning up and those cold windchill temperatures still in place across most of the country. let's head back to you. >> maria, is there a chance you could get a snowmobile and just ex expense it? >> i was thinking that would be the best way to get some b roll. we spoke to people across town. we saw them walking. they were wearing some of those goggles you would wear when skiing 'cause that's how bad the conditions were. i'm hoping that we can get back to our hotel. but that's going to be a challenge today because out there, there is more than 70 inches of snow. our stuff is still at the hotel. so we'll see how that goes coming up later today. >> a snow machine would be handy. maria molina up there where it really has been snowing. >> this has been such a long winter. i can't wait. >> are you dreaming of a white thanksgiving? >> it's been a tough fall. >> meanwhile, have you ever gotten a phone call like this? how about like this this?
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>> try this. >> that was from 1965. >> that's my rotary phone. >> coming up, a major debt collection scam busted. what you need to know before you pick up the phone and hear something that sounded not like that. >> right. then, how come students with sat scores like this aren't getting into college? the ivy league schools in trouble for choosing race over academics next. >> first your trivia question of the day. born on this day in 1942, this iconic designer never graduated from fashion school. be the first to e-mail us with the correct answer. we have something for you.
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trouble with school. two of the most prestigious schools in the united states, harvard and the university of north carolina, chappell hill, now being sued accused of putting race before merit when deciding which students to accept to go to their campuses. edward bloom is the attorney representing the students in their lawsuit. he joins us right now from washington, d.c good morning to you, sir. >> good morning. thanks for having me. >> why are you suing these schools? >> well, the plaintiffs in both of these cases is an organization called students for fair admissions. it's made up of kids who have recently been denied admissions to harvard, unc and dozens of other schools and high school students who will soon be applying to these schools. we're suing both of these schools because of their -- they're break the law. they have used racial classifications and preferences in their admissions policy improperly. that's wrong. these are quotas and the only way to get them to change is to
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sue. >> okay. princeton has done a study and we're going to put up a graphic that demonstrates. here is the sat score you need to get into one of these schools. for instance, in asians need 1460. whites need 1320. blacks need a 1010. and hispanics need 1190. that doesn't quite seem fair, does it? >> well, there is the long, sad and ugly history in the ivy leagues of limiting minority groups who have high scores like this to limited quotas. it's 19 toes -- 1920s, 30s and others, harvard had a quota to limit jews. today harvard and other ivy leagues have a hard specific quota and racial balancing program to limit the number of high achieving asians. that's wrong. that's unfair. the law doesn't permit it. and we hope the courts will
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remedy this. >> a lot of kids apply to harvard, but don't get in. but you say it's because of these things that are going on behind the scenes. here is a piece of advice i want to share with the audience from the princeton review. they say to applicants, don't attach a photograph to your application and don't answer the optional question about your ethnic background. write something entirely unrelated to your ethnic background. edward, do you think that's a good idea? >> well, unfortunately it is a good idea if you're asian and you're applying to harvard because harvard has, we believe, a hard, specific quota they've seen year after year never to admit more than about 17% of incoming freshmen, yet the number of asians applying to harvard over the last 15 years has doubled. yet year after year after year, it's the same percentage. so the princeton review is giving good advice. it's just sad that they have to do something like that. >> no kidding. edward bloom, the director of
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the project, thank you very much. >> thanks for having me. ten minutes before the top of the hour. coming up, he's the boyfriend you just can't take home to mom. >> that's my name, don't wear it out. >> what's wrong with you? >> what's the matter with me, babe? what's the matter with you? >> yeah. but is it normal or nuts to only date bad boys? dr. keith ablow has the answer coming up next. and in 1981 "physical" by olivia newton john, number one song in america. sing it, sandy. ♪ let me hear your body talk ♪ let's get physical, physical ♪ i want to get physical here's some news you may find surprising.
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klein. our winner is lohry breeze from evans, georgia. you'll get a copy of "george washington's secret six" now out on paperback. by the way, who is normal and ho is nuts? only dr. keith ablow can answer that each and every week. welcome back, dr. keith. >> thank you, sir. good to be here. >> let's go with question number one. this is from a 47-year-old. says i'm 47, for as long as i can recall, i never let anything borrow me. i just let it slide off. people say it's nuts to never get stressed out over anything. is that true? >> these people are right. you're nuts. listen, never let anything bother you, it sounds like you're actively resisting. aren't there any things in the world that bother you? injustice, war, the loss of pets, the fact that we're mortal? this could be denial. make an appointment with the doctor. >> traffic. gum chewing, elisabeth
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constantly on her ipad. i digress. let's go to the next one. i'm nearly 40 and single and ever since i started dating i've only dated bad boys. for some reason i'm just attracted to them. am i nuts? >> look, you're attracted to them. tonight let anyone tell you you're nuts for that. unless you really want to be with someone for the long-term, in which case you're defeating yourself and you need again to come to see the doctor. but if you love them and you want to be single, that's your choice. >> it might be a self-esteem issue. that could be something we could work on maybe in the break. let's move on. my niece is always talking back to my parents. and my brother says nothing and doesn't even try to discipline her when she's behaving that way. is that normal or nuts? should they jump in? >> here is the thing, listen, i'm going to say normal, 'cause i don't know that your brother is nuts. i don't know your parents. so for all i know, your brother's concluded, hope flit not, that your parents are intrusive, that perhaps they were too controlling of him and he's not going to saddle his
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children or his daughter with cow towing to that kind of control. so i would have to do a house call. let's have dinner. we'll see whether i get mad at your parents, too. >> right. we'll see if he satisfies your deductible before you invite dr. keith for a house call. could get pricey. thanks so much. >> all right, brother. >> i want you to write ablow for more on this and maybe to be on the show. coming up, you send your kids to college only to find out their teach service a terrorist. that story top of the hour. have you ever gotten a phone call like this? >> if you refuse to answer the door to me, i guarantee you, i will wake up every neighbor in your entire [ bleep ] building. >> wow. this morning a major debt collection scam. busted. were you a victim? ♪ ♪
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good morning. it is wednesday, november 19. i'm elisabeth hasselbeck. a fox news alert. three americans murdered by armed terrorists while praying. so what does our president have to say about it? >> try to work together to lower tensions. >> so much for talking tough on terror. we're live in jerusalem with the very latest for you. then he lied to us stupid american voters to help get obamacare passed. so why is he still allowed to advise the government on our taxpayers' dime? one state this morning is pushing to terminate professor jonathan gruber's contract. we'll tell you where. and baby, sure is cold outside. ♪ i really can't stay ♪ baby, it's cold outside
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♪ . >> the best video you'll see all day if you don't mind kids dancing or singing or pretending to. pop stars creating a cleaned up version of this christmas classic for kids. your e-mails are pouring in on this one because according to everybody on the couch, mornings are better with friends. >> hi, he'll evander holyfield, you're watching "fox & friends." >> that's the real deal. >> that is. >> born on the same day. >> wow. >> thank you for joining us on this very busy wednesday. a fox news alert to start this hour. benjamin netanyahu vows to respond harshly to that savage attack on a synagogue in jerusalem. >> it could be happening right now. the death toll is now up to
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five. one policeman, four worshipers, including three americans. conner powell live with the latest. hey, conner. >> reporter: good morning. that police officer was one of the first on the scene yesterday wounds that he suffered while battling those attackers outside that synagogue yesterday that brought the death total overnight to five people. three americans, one also from great britain as well. the city really is still here on edge in jerusalem after four people were killed, four rabbis and the police officer. after an attack by two palestinian cousins who were wielding a meat cleaver and pistol. tuesday's violence is the latest in a string of violence we've seen over the last -- being itemed by tension over religious sites. netanyahu has blamed palestinian president for inciting the violence. but in a rare move, the israelis security establishment here has pushed back publicly in that claim, even defending abbas.
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but netanyahu has ordered the homes of the two palestinian men responsible for tuesday's murders to be destroyed. that has yet to take place. but israel has actually destroyed the home of a palestinian man who killed a woman and a baby earlier a couple weeks ago in a similar attack. what we're seeing here now is the israeli response to these attacks. it is a very controversial response, but it is one that netanyahu has ordered to try to prevent future attacks, brian. >> yeah. the thing, they got to feel as though there are consequences. if you end up dead, what's going to happen? your family pays the price. conner powell, thanks so much. and i understand israel is loosening up their gun laws which says you can't carry because these attacks are so random and so devastating. >> asking citizens to be ready to protect themselves should anything further occur. when you hear benjamin netanyahu's words, they're strong. get a bulldozer and tear down anyone responsible's home. then you hear our president who, by the way -- netanyahu asked
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world leaders to get outraged, get mad. this is horrific, gruesome, get loud about it. but our president it -- you and decide for yourself -- seems to be kicking it into neutral. >> this is not the first loss of life that we have seen in recent months. too many israelis have died. too many palestinians have died. at this difficult time, i think it's important for both palestinians and israelis to try to work together to lower tensions and to protect lives. >> he did say there is no justification for such attacks against innocent civilians and if you want europe to get ready and get angry, forget it. they're readying up sanctions against israel, the e.u. is handing dt seems to be he was pg an overtly even hand when it came to those remarks. this is not an even hand attack and murder, gruesome as it was with a meat cleaver ripping the lives away from innocents pray not guilty a house of worship. one says, we need condemnation.
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not moral equivalent. take a listen. >> islamic radicals took knives and butchered american citizens. it doesn't matter whether it happened in israel or in iraq. and can you imagine if after the isis beheadings the world leader had come out and said, we need calm on both sides. we need to lower tensions. we need to restrain violence. this was a terrorist attack. we don't need moral equivalent. we need condemnation from the president of the united states. >> instead of saying, you know, you guys need to work this out. it was clearly terrorism and should be treated that way. meanwhile, let's move on to something else. it seems lining, well, it's not everybody in the mainstream media, but a couple of outlets slowly are starting to pay attention to the jonathan gruber, the guy hired by the federal government to be one of the advisors to how obamacare would work. do you know how much this guy has made, because he came up with the algorithm to figure out how it would all work? so far that we know of, he has been paid close to $6 million
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from the federal government and state governments as well. one state, vermont, this morning is trying to figure out how to get the money back from mr. gruber. >> having a caucus in my senate tomorrow morning to have a conversation about this. i don't know what the results of that will be. but three of my colleagues from the house have actually sent a letter to the governor asking that he terminate the contract immediately. one other senator, senator kevin mullen and i, we have joined publicly to ask the contract be terminated. >> so let's see what happens up in vermont. if you notice that the white house has changed tactics because a lot of democrats in the beginning said, we have no idea who this guy -- remember nancy pelosi famously said this. and then yesterday one of the president's top advisors, former car czar said yes, back in the day, he was the guy. gruber was the man when it came to obamacare. so the spin that you've heard so far, just spin. >> david axelrod, too. he came out first saying they
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were stupid comments, but played a very beneficial role in the creation of obamacare because he knows, he's actually sitting on couches like this and chairs, you can't pretend like this guy doesn't do anything 'cause now he's on the other side of the camera. >> gruber was trending. american people are hearing it. cat is out of the bag. we're going to shift to this. eric holder is taking the death penalty off the table for four gang members accused of killing police officer captain kevin quick. they were part of a gang member known as 99 goon syndicate, charged with his abduction and murder. the trial is set to take place in may. so before they even get there, he's already removed the option that these four individuals were accused of killing this officer who had an infant daughter who was on the way to see, would not face the death penalty. we actually spoke with rodney soulsby, former police officer, who knew captain quick for years and he said this is a slap in the face. >> kevin was off-duty that night and it is believed ultimately that he was killed because he
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was a police officer. it's a slap in the face to the entire law enforcement community. you spend most of your life working overtime and spending time away from your family to make sure that everyone else that works the average job in society is safe and something like this happens. the trial hasn't even started yet, taking the death penalty off the table seems unjust and unfair. right now it seems like the worst penalty these four can face is warm bed every day, three meals and cable tv for the rest of their life. >> and the thing about these guys and it happened in wanesboro, virginia, all four of them, members of the bloods gang. >> with records. >> yeah. you take the death penalty off the table at this point, what message does that send to gang members? >> we reached out to the doj with the question, why is this off the table? we have not heard back. >> wait a second. >> did they call?
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e-mail? >> nothing. he has not called. >> do you know who always returns our phone calls? heather nauert. >> yeah. >> you always answer. are you there? >> we're always here for you. good morning. i've got news to bring you out of washington now. it is being called a fail mary. the keystone pipeline going down in the senate. defeated by just one vote. it is a crushing blow to louisiana senator mary landrieu who is locked in a tight runoff to keep her seat. it was seen as a last ditch effort for her. republicans vowing to bring it to the senate floor when the republicans are in charge next year. that vote not without some environmentalist protesters. they say that the pipeline will create global warming. by the way, all those activists had to wear a whole bunch of coats and scarves and all that to brave the 30-degree temperatures in dc. a brand-new report just out finds gun sales are skyrocketing in ferguson, missouri. this as we await the grand jury's decision on whether or not to indict the police officer who shot michael brown. at least one gun store in that
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area is reporting sales have more than doubled. they're selling an average of 50 guns each day. convicted terrorist cleared to teach our kids. james kilgore was convicted of killing a mother of four back in 1975. he then spent decades hiding in africa before he was finally extradited to the united states. he taught at the university of illinois for four years, but was fired when his criminal past was revealed. board members at that university just reversed course and they've cleared the way for him to teach at the university once again. one law maker in that state is fighting back. she says taxpayers should not pay his salary. >> he apparently is an expert in african studies, which i think that's going to happen when you hide out in africa for 26 years. you're going to be an expert in something. it doesn't mean that the taxpayers should hire you. >> sure. >> so and he was hired under false pretenses. he got his degree under false pretenses, meaning that he had an assumed name.
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so everything about this guy is fiction. >> the board at the school calling kilgore a, quote, valuable employee. what do you think of that one. have you ever gotten a phone call like this? >> if you refuse to answer the door to me, i guarantee you, i will wake up every neighbor in your entire [ bleep ] building! >> wow. there is good news to bring you this morning. seven people at a georgia company have now been busted for making illegal threatening phone calls just like that one. prosecutors say that they scammed 6,000 victims. imagine that. 6,000 victims out of more than $4 million across all states and one of the f.b.i. agents who was investigating that case actually received a bogus call at his f.b.i. office from another collection firm just like that. >> star 69. >> unbelievable. >> it is. >> thank you. 12 minutes after the top of the hour. coming up, more on our top story. the president prepared to move forward on his own to give
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millions of illegals amnesty. one democrat is making her agenda very clear. >> this is not amnesty. this is prioritization. this is saving money. this is keeping families together. >> republican congresswoman-elect mia love, a daughter of haitian immigrants live with her reaction next. ♪ ♪ brian and steve, we're going to say we're sorry to you. the sexiest man alive just named and he's hiding under that bag. who could it be? >> justin timberlake? >> maybe it is you. ♪ ♪
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well, it looks like the president is likely headed for a showdown with republicans as he plans executive action aimed at halting the deportation of millions of illegal immigrants. so what do the incoming members of congress think about this? we're going to ask utah congresswoman-elect mia love, who joins us this morning. great to see you there. congratulations on a historic win. >> thank you. >> we want to talk a little bit about that as well. i do want to get your perspective. it's unique. the daughter of haitian immigrants, what is your individual, personal perspective
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on this move that looks like maybe happening from the president? >> well, 74% of the people who voted on november 4 stated that the president should be working with congress on making sure that we have good immigration reform. it's certainly not something that president should be doing unilaterally. this is about the american people. he needs to remember who he works for. and that is for the people of the united states of america. he can't make unilateral decisions. >> what was your reaction when you heard sheila jackson lee's comments, texas representative here, saying we can't be selfish about immigration. take a listen. >> this is not amnesty. this is prioritization. this is saving money. this is keeping families together. this is allowing children to not come home to places where their parents have been thrown from their places of work and taken away from them. i'm excited about the courage of this president. i look forward to america finally understanding the gifts
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that you are given. let us not be a selfish nation. let us be a generous nation and let us help those who are in this country who are working every day. >> time. >> including many of our soldiers. >> is it selfish to ask us to go through the process, to really give it a chance for newly elected officials like yourself to have a chance at it? >> again, this is not about her. this is not about the president. it's about the american people and what the american people want the president to do. the american people want congress to work with the president, want the president to work with congress so that we can be compassionate, so that we can create a uniform rule of naturalization. it is congress' job under article 1, section 8, to create a uniform rule of naturalization, a way in. it should be done line by line, section by section with the input of the public instead of being done by one person. it looks more like a dictatorship when a president is unilaterally making decisions for the american people. >> well said there. let me ask you this, your
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victory was historic, has people talking across the nation and we wish you our congratulations as well. there are those that are quite focused on your sex, your race more than your platform and your politics. is that disturbing to you? >> you know, it's kind of a result of what's been happening in the country. if you think about the policies that we've been living under for the past six years, it's done a lot to hurt minorities. it's done a lot to hurt women. and i believe that in utah especially, and across the nation, that people judge me for the content of my character and the solutions that i bring to the table. and so i want to make sure that we are focused on not dividing americans, that we are here based on what we can bring to the table and i am encouraged by my state. i'm encouraged by what's happening in washington and the people have made their voices heard, that they want something different than they've had in the past six years. and i'm excited to make sure i'm
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representing people and representing utah to washington and not the other way around. i'm excited about this whole adventure. >> absolutely. and the people of utah are excited and encouraged by your words and your politics. congresswoman-elect, mia love, thank you for joining us at "fox & friends". >> thank you. coming up, earlier this year, we sent pete hegseth, the captain to the v.a. to investigate the long wait times. this is what he found. >> it takes a long time. and i haven't even received any money or anything for ptsd. i'm still dealing with that. >> how long have you been waiting, sir? >> two years. >> so we asked, has anything changed? pete has an update and you're not going to like it one bit. dave ramsey's daughter, rachel, is here and she knows the secret to staying out of debt this holiday. we need that. good morning to you, rachel. ♪ ♪ ñi
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quick headlines now. former gitmo detainee, now the point man for isis. who where have thought? fox news confirming that the al-qaeda veteran, known as muslim dust s a major recruiter for isis. he was released from gitmo in 2005. his files predicted he would not be a threat, citing his poor health. oops. he's just one of 20 detainees who joined isis. a woman accused of lying to authorities about supporting isis. 29-year-old heather kaufman allegedly used facebook to proposal the terror group and even tried to get her now ex-husband to fight in syria.
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and super mom to the rescue. a dutch mother infiltrates an isis stronghold in syria in order to get her daughter back. ignoring advice from authorities, she dressed in a burqa to blend in and met her daughter in a spot and they are now safe. that should be a movie. meanwhile, here is steve. >> what a story. 'tis the season for spending, particularly starting next week. the national retail federation estimates the average american will spend more than $800 this christmas shopping season. our next guest has some tips how to make sure you stay within your budget this season. joining us now is personal finance expert, rachel cruise. the first thing is, people need to realize you need to have a budget. when you go crazy, january, not a pleasant month. >> that's right. the january you will hate. so make a list, check it twice. >> thank you, santa. >> you're welcome. financial santa. so make a list of everyone that you want to spend gifts on and put dollar amounts next to each of their names. stay within that. that helps you stay accountable
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to your list. >> that's kind of hard because for families, it's like okay, my children are worth 150 bucks apiece? it's hard to put a number on a family member or friendship. >> it is. but you kind of need to. >> do you. >> you're going to walk in the mall and everything will look great and you'll want to buy everything. >> you've got a tip and i have a feeling you picked this up from your dad. cash is king. you say whatever you're going to spend, get it in cash and then lay it out. >> yes. so get it an envelope and write christmas. take all the cash from your budget. put that in the envelope. when you go shopping, take your envelope. when there is no more money in the envelope, you stop shopping. >> you're done. you're ready for christmas. don't panic. >> don't panic. knew you've been saving for marks figure out how much money you have now to spend on christmas and maybe you want to pick up an extra job or two if you want some extra cash. but don't panic. everything is going to be okay. >> ultimately, don't overdo it
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because we think the more we spend, the more they're going to love us. that's not always the case. >> exactly. do not overdo it. your kids are going to be fine if they don't get the latest gift or the latest toy. so if you're on a tight budget, stick to that. don't feel like you have to overspend, overcompensate for the joy of your children. you're doing this for the better off for their future when being wise with money. >> probably one of the biggest mistakes people make is you go into the store without a plan, everything looks great. you figure well, i'll buy that and if i decide at the last minute not to get to them, i'll take back. >> or they'll buy themselves a gift as well. we've seen that. making that list, cashing out the cash and putting it in an envelope, really all of those things keep you accountable. >> perfect. great way to cruise to a beautiful christmas. thank you very much. >> thank you very much. >> tell your dad, dave ramsey, we all said hi. >> i will. thank you. >> although i got a feeling he's watching right now. >> probably. >> all right. coming up, earlier this year we sent pete hegseth to the v.a. to
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investigate those really long wait times. >> it takes a long time. i haven't even received any money or anything for ptsd. i'm still dealing with that. >> how long have you been waiting, sir? >> two years. >> oh, man. so has anything changed? pete has an update that you're not going to like. and pop stars just created a g rated version of this classic christmas song. your kids are going to love it and so are you. ♪ eyes are like star light ♪ i'll take your hat, your hair looks great ♪
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we've been telling you about maria molina all morning long. we actually sent her to buffalo it cover the snow storm there. one problem, she got stuck in it not once, not twice, but three times and had to be towed to safety. >> that's right. so where is she now? let's find out she joins us from western new york where maria, it does not look that deep there. it looks like it's a foot or two. but in some spots it's what, six feet? >> yeah. some spots it's six feet. here where we are, we did get about two feet of snow. but the good thing here where we are, it's in an area where cars have been towed and also truck drivers have been able to spend the night out here two nights, as a matter of fact. so a lot of this has been plowed. but you can see still a lot of snow around. and at our hotel, i want to show you really quickly video from it. this was just shot in the overnight hours. six feet of snow. you can't even see the cars in the parking lot. that's higher than i am. that's about a foot taller than i am.
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i'm five feet tall. it will be really interesting to see what happens as we try to head over to our hotel. we have all our stuff still there. so hopefully we can make that happen. but we did get to talk to a truck driver who has spent the night out here for two nights already. his name is benjamin. i have him over here. hi, benjamin. you've been here for two nights. your boss thinks you'll be able to get out tonight. why is that? >> just because of the overall weather and the abanned cars -- abandoned cars and the overall snow, just constant snow that has been coming down. as you can see, it's pretty bad. >> yeah. out here it's sunny for now because we have a break. but we're expecting at least two more feet of snow in the same area where those cars are abandoned. we don't think they're going to be able to be cleared. what are you going to do if you have to stay here for a couple more days? >> just basically stick to my game plan. i'm in a hotel and i've been coming here.
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they're good people and take good care of you. probably just stick to my plan, just stay here. >> so benjamin has been here for two nights. there is a hotel right across the street. so he has been able to stay there for two nights. we talked to another truck driver as well. his name is will. now he's having problems with his brakes. they're frozen because it's so cold out. there is so much snow. so he's having issues with that as well. there are still parts of the highway that are closed right now. those cars are still abandoned out there. we've seen people having to walk far distances as well when we were trying orgeat back to our hotel yesterday. so it's going to be a tough situation out here in the buffalo area. again, we still have warnings in effect because several more feet of snow are forecast as we head into tonight and into tomorrow. let's head over to you. >> maria, because of that tow truck and the cost, there will be no christmas party this year. >> we're here where record
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setting snow happened. the most snow in a 24-hour period. we'll see when that gets confirmed by the national weather service. but it's really unreal, the scene out here. cars just abandoned on roads. highways shut down. in buffalo, an area that can deal with the snow. >> and people can't get to work. thank you very much. so baby, it's snowy outside. but here in new york city, baby, it's cold outside, it's 12-degrees and from hollywood now, might buble has teamed up with two of america's most popular singers and you know what? what they've done is they've recorded a holiday standard "baby it's cold outside." but rather than them appear in the video, you know what? they hired some young kids to do the singing for them. ♪ i really can't stay ♪ baby, it's cold outside ♪ forgettable way ♪ baby it's cold outside ♪ your father will be pacing the
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floor ♪ ♪ i really had better scurry ♪ maybe just a sodapop ♪ i'll put some records on while i pour ♪ >> new soda pop language and was that a wink instead of a drink. >> very nice. >> you notice, girls go first 'cause she's taller than the boy. >> so many lessons to learn from it. we asked you what you thought. and william had this to say on facebook. good for them, popularity will increase by making it family friendly. >> absolutely. laura on facebook says, what was wrong with the original? it is one of my favorites. i don't see a need to clean it up. what they did was they changed the lyric from what's in this drink to was that a wink. >> there is a lot of people who think kids should be studying and not dancing. joan said buble and michelle? how fresh and lovely. love that little girl is taller than the boy. awesome for the kids. >> is this your alias on
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twitter? >> it sounds like me. that's my point of the that was such great casting because boys do grow later. >> and you don't like kids singing and dancing? >> when they could be studying? why not? if you have that much free time, look at next year's work. >> baby, i'll grow next year. >> all right. >> it's cold outside. it's warm in here 'cause we have our buddies. heather nauert is standing by. >> i've got news about the v.a. you think things might have improved. they have a new head of the v.a. remember this? earlier this year we sent pete hegseth to the v.a. to investigate those long wait times. now months later, shocking numbers reveal that 600,000 veterans are still waiting more than 30 days just to get an appointment. here is what pete told us earlier. >> these are numbers of what government-run single payer top down health care gives you. you will accept the appointment when we give it to you. this is not about doctors. this is about efficiency and
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incentives which is why government run health care does not work. >> he also says jacksonville, florida, is one of the worst places to wait. it takes 77 days for a primary care appointment. the nsa can keep listening in on your phone calls. the senate voting to block a bill that would have ended the bulk collection of american phone records. the vote is considered a blow to the president's proposal to rein in domestic surveillance if it had passed, the legislation would have required the nsa to get a court order each time it analyzes records in a terrorism case. a renowned liberal lawyer has just been hired by republicans as their lead counsel in their lawsuit that opposes the way the president president obama implemented obamacare. republicans say the president acted without congressional authority in delaying the employer mandate. the republicans' new lawyer, jonathan turley, voted for president obama, but has been very vocal about the law's shortcomings. and last but not least, people magazine just named its newest sexiest man alive.
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>> are you chris helmsworth? >> yes. >> that is the star of "thor." he was unveiled last night on jimmy kimmel. listen to this. >> is there anyone you would like to thank for this honor? >> my parents, i guess. putting this together. >> yeah. i think we're all very grateful. >> he's 31 years old. he's a father of three. he says that the award bought him a couple weeks of bragging with his wife. how do you like to be married to the sexiest man alive? >> with all the stuff going -- i like the way they disguised his voice, like he was a mob boss. >> isn't his brother a famous actor? >> i have no idea. is he? >> elisabeth just activated some video on the phone. there we were taking a selfy. i'll post it next.
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it's a stope selfy. -- sloppy selfy. it comes with sound effects which you will get as well. >> all right. by the way, i know you're all disappointed because everyone was runner up to sexiest man alive. for the male audience, but let's move on. the keystone pipeline going down in the senate, being defeated by just one vote. maria bartiromo says this is bad news for gas prices. she's here live. next time you fill up at the pump, you could be seeing these. stickers guilting you about global warming. can't make it up, folks. it's true. we'll tell you where straight ahead. ♪ ♪
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got some quick wednesday morning headlines. guilt at the gas pump? in berkeley, the city council there in california may now slap stickers on gas pumps warning consumers that if they burn fuel, that contributes to global warming. oil companies say if that pass, they will sue because it violates their first amendment. a decision is expected early next year. great. and our freedom is slipping. this chart is part of a new study outlining how americans feel about their personal freedoms. we have slipped to, as you can see there, 21. >> we're trailing. >> and portugal and austria and france. texas state board of education battles over religion in history books, a group now revealing publishers made 6800 factual errors in their math books. >> i knew it was their fault. >> there shouldn't be any. >> they have until may to fix them. good luck. >> get a number two pencil.
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the keystone pipeline failing on the senate floor, losing by just one vote. this after the house passed the same bill by a landslide. so what does the failure mean for markets and how will it affect the prices at the pump? joining us from our sister network, fox business, maria bartiromo. good morning to you. >> good morning. good to see you. >> so the big question here is how will this -- if in fact it will affect gas prices? >> the good news here is that this takes the president out of the awkward position of vetoing this. that's the good news. >> for now. >> so this will likely come up in january. the republicans will bring this back and i suspect this is something that most agree on. >> they might have enough votes to trump his veto. >> exactly. you have to look at the oil market as a global market because it is. when you look at the idea that more oil will be in the global market, you see the supply is increasing and you have to believe that will send gasoline prices lower. i think the other day when the president spoke about this, he missed the fact that this is a
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global market. he said, it's canadian oil coming into our land, being exported to other countries. and he said it would not impact gasoline prices. i think that's really misleading because you're not looking at the market as a global market because this market is global. not just on the supply side much things, but the demand side of things as well. i do believe that if this passes, it will move gas prices lower. >> and as soon as the republicans take over in the senate, they're going to pass it and then it's going to be in the president's court. but i think it's curious that you think the president of the united states doesn't understand the simple economic policy of how the world spot market works with oil. >> i was very surprised at those comments because it either indicates he doesn't understand the global market or that he's just against it. >> he's being political. >> one is more scary than the other. >> driving prices down, that alone would be a reason for him to support it. >> i think part of the reason gas prices have come down as much as they have is not only because we have seen an economy globally that is slowing, so on
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the demand part, we're seeing lower demand. but also supply. people recognize that we are looking at a global market and all of the fracking, the shale revolution that's happening in the united states, as well as the potential for crude coming out of the keystone pipeline is a positive, creating more oil in the world in the global market and pushing prices lower. >> and for mary landrieu not to have that one extra democrat bail herself out, it's unbelievable. >> yeah. big blow to her for sure. >> maria, look forward to your show. >> we have a big show this morning because we got sam zell, billionaire investor, talking to us about where he's allocating capitol of the 70% of his assets are away from real estate. so he's putting his money to work in a lot of places. >> if you want to know where to watch it, at my house it's just one number below the fox news channel. and it's 617 on fios. go to foxbusiness.com/channelfinder and that's where you will find that lady. >> in ten minutes.
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>> thank you very much. coming up, a decision in ferguson, missouri could come at any moment. so what can we expect? roll the videotape. >> we don't want justice for the officer. what did he was wrong. like i said -- >> you don't know if it's wrong. you don't know anything. >> okay. more on what's happening on the ground in ferguson next. first, let's check in with the man known as bill hemmer. it could be more complicated, but i don't want to get into it. what do you have on your show? >> nice to see you. three syllables. we can all keep up with that. what happens to obamacare now that we've all been called stupid? karl rove in studio live on that for what's next. the fallout after three americans brutally murdered in jerusalem. did the white house know how bad health care.gov would be before it launched? there is a hearing that begin there is in moments on that. and looking into space with power that's 100 times stronger than ever before. martha and i will see you in 12 minutes.
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the city of ferguson exploded into violence after the shooting of the african-american man. the f.b.i. warning it could happen again. a bulletin from the agency stating this, the grand jury's decision will likely be exploited by some individuals to justify threats and attacks against law enforcement. so what are police doing about it? let's ask detective crocker, president of the st. louis county police association. detective, thank you for joining us. i know this situation is on your mind. the verdict could come down any moment, any day. what have they told you to expect in this situation? >> to prepare for the and hope for the best type of situation. it's scary. there are a lot of people that are very nervous here in st. louis. everyone from the top community
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leaders to housewives or business people. they're nervous about what's going on here in st. louis and there is a certain relatively high barometer that you can feel in this area. it certainly is palpable and certainly nothing that i've experienced since the first wave of unrest in ferguson. >> right. of course, we know what happened last time and people, some are saying if the indictment doesn't come, all hell will break loose. if it does, how do you stop it or how do you keep it in order? i want to give you an idea of what a lot of people are doing. jumping to conclusions without knowing the facts. for example, look what happened last night at the debate on sean hannity's show. >> okay. >> what about justice for the officer? >> i don't want justice for the officer. >> stop a second. you don't want justice for the officer? you made up your mind. you tried, you convicted him. you don't want justice for the officer? >> what did he was wrong. like i said again -- >> you don't know if it's wrong.
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you don't know anything! >> that's reflective, wouldn't you say, of how people feel. they made their concludes. they're going to act accordingly. >> that's sean's job to let people and voice his opinion to people like that. i'm going to try to be a little softer and tell you that it's really hurtful to community leaders and people that are trying to make a difference here l, whether it's police officers or police chief or community leaders trying to engage in dialogue and discussion. but there is a certain segment of folks out there and what it is is they're not going to take anything less than an indictment of this officer and it wouldn't surprise me if they want to skip the trial phase and everything else associated with it. let's just get him lined up. let's get him in prison and throw him in shahshank. >> have you learned anything from reviewing tapes and talking to people about what happened when the shooting took place to make sure this works out
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differently this time? >> well, we rereceive ongoing training. i just recently visited new york city and had dialogue with people up there that look at the midwest or look at st. louis like it's this far out region. this is a very normal metropolitan city here in the midwest. we undergo training. this is not the wild west. and we undergo training. i'm sure officer wilson underwent a considerable amount of training with his firearm and less lethal devices that he could utilize. but as far as the riots are concerned, nothing is going to change as far as our response. we're trying to figure out better ways to implement strategies associated. but if there is a violent response, we're still left with the same options that we had before. >> all right. you'll have more numbers and the national guard. detective crocker, thanks so much. president of st. louis county police association. thank you for joining us today. >> thank you. >> we'll talk to you soon. coming up straight ahead, we
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before we go, we've got one for the road. high school coach cordell got sacked for going 1-9 this season. this is how he handled it. ♪ ♪ >> shaking it off is right. that was the coach and his family cleaning out his office in oklahoma. he said he was honor to be there. one of the most productive hours of the day, new study found it's the two hours after you wake up. so the first two hours, get going, folks. >> i agree from 3 to 5, i'm wonderful. and i'll be hitting the road in
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san diego. book signing at costco in san diego. and then over the weekend in denver and colorado springs, you can check out my web site. >> have a great trip. >> be yourself, everybody. >> see you tomorrow. bill: good morning, guys. deadly blizzard dumping six feet of snow, six feet of snow in northern new york. thousands stranded. five deaths blamed already because of this storm. 100 miles of interstate shut down and people stranded in their cars overnight. forecasters say some people could get as much as seven feet tomorrow. this inside of a home in south buffalo. that is a doorway. six feet high, blocked. snow falling in parts of upper midwest. arctic blast hitting people in every state. more than 100 cities experiencing record low temperatures. windchill single digits minneapolis. 12 in

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